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Timothy S. Perkins

Timothy S. Perkins, Esq., 62, of 44 Town Farm Road, Ipswich, died  Friday, May 13, 2011, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following his long illness. He was the husband of the late Rosalie F. (Camarra) Perkins.

Born July 29, 1948 in  Newport, RI, he was son of the late Terrance F. and Eleanor C. (Wallace) Perkins. Moving to Ipswich in 1954, he entered the second grade in the old Winthrop School and graduated from the Ipswich High School with the Class of 1966. He received an Associates of Arts degree from Northern Essex Community College in 1968, attended U.Mass., Amherst from 1968 to 1970 and completed his Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 1975 at U. Mass. Boston. He then went on to attend Suffolk Law School from which he graduated in 1980, passing the  Massachusetts and Federal Bar exams and was admitted to the MA and Federal Bars.

As a high school  athlete, Tim  competed in cross country and Dory racing, and represented Ipswich for two years in the Fisherman's Tournament Dory Racing Junior Division. He was also a  member of the undefeated High School Wrestling Team of 1965 and a member of the 1966 Merrimac Valley Wrestling Team coached by Bob Burke. From 1965 to 1970 he wrestled with the Lawrence YMCA Wrestling Team, competing in many of the YMCA and AAU matches  and tournaments. In 1967 he was second place in National YMCA 191.5 wt. class Freestyle and second place in National YMCA Heavyweight Class Greece Roman Style. While at U.Mass, Amherst he competed with their Wrestling Team as well. In 1980 he  received his green belt in Shidokan Judo  and his Brown Belt Uechi Ryu Karate in 2009.

For many years Tim served as an alternate and later a regular member of the Ipswich Zoning Board of Appeals. For several years he was a member of the Ipswich Planning Board and was designated the Planning Board Member to the School Building Needs Committee for the sizing of the present Middle and High School.

He was a Past Board Member of the Ipswich Fish and Game Club and was a long time sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He served as the Vice Chair of the Ipswich Republican Town Committee for many years while assisting in the publishing  the Republican Town Committee Newsletter. He volunteered as Home Firearms Safety Instructor, teaching people how to qualify for firearms licenses.

Tim  is survived by his loving son, Timothy W. Perkins of Ipswich; his loving brothers, Terrance K. Perkins and his wife Yvonne of Chocoura, NH and Tobin C. Perkins and his wife Leeanne of Ipswich; a nephew; five nieces and his companion of one year Leslie Mulcahy of Plaistow, NH.

His funeral service will be held Thursday, May 19, 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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